Binasuan is a colorful and lively dance from Pangasinan, a province on the island of Luzon. It is often danced at weddings and fiestas.
The word binasuan means “with the use of drinking glasses” and it refers to how the performers balance glasses on their heads and hands while gracefully dancing. This is especially tricky because the glasses are filled with rice wine or some other form of liquid.
The Filipino word for “drinking glass” is baso, from the Spanish vaso.